POLICY REFERENCES

PRELIMINARY POST-STORM REPORT

 
PRODUCT:  Preliminary Post-Storm Report (PSH)

REFERENCE: WSOM Chapter C-41, Section 3.20

ISSUED BY:  All Coastal Warning Offices and Inland Offices Receiving Tropical Cyclone Effects

PURPOSE:  The PSH is a product composed and transmitted after a tropical cyclone has affected an area.  Preliminary reports should be transmitted within 5 days following the dissemination of the last public release.  Updated reports along with copies of public releases, damage photos, and other supplemental information should be mailed to NHC, WSH, and SRH.

CHANGES:  No significant programmatic changes have been made to the PSH since 1994.

COMMENTS: The PSH should include information regarding the highest wind speed, lowest pressure, total rainfall amount and duration, maximum storm tide and storm surge, extent of beach erosion, flooding, tornadoes, and other effects.  This information should be gathered from observing sites throughout the CWA, not just at the preparing office’s site.

CONTACT:  Larry Vannozzi, W/SR1x4, (817) 978-2652 x 106
 

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Last updated September 14, 2000
Dianna Taylor